Saint Botolph's Town - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
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4.14/5 rDev +1%
pours out a golden brown/ iced coffee brown. a light mahogany in the glass with scarce head on a soft pour. has a thin aroma, kind of 'amateurish' aroma to it. can only describe it as the smell I get from a lot of the local brewers' stuff (although many of them are now putting out some incredible-quality brews these days!). I guess I would describe it as a caramel-type smell, between what I get from the german brews and a sam adams malt.
taste is bitter right up front. but then, i'm reading to "store it upright to allow the yeast to settle" after I stored it horizontally thinking it was a regular 'brown'... any relation? cuz, the bitter isn't all 'hoppy'.... I usually read my labels before I open them, but I figure 'browns' are usually pretty ordinary, standard creatures. otherwise, a tad sweet after accustoming my taste buds to the shock of the bitter. taste of some darker malts, some nut, and smoke (as someone else referenced earlier).
overall, I liked this. a little unsure of the sediment I allowed by storing on its side, but it's got a very beautiful color to it. the color alone drew me in. the taste is certainly not the typical 'brown' taste, and I really like that for a change. good beer! but $15 a pop here in California is a killer for me... especially at 5.9%
02-09-2014 21:57:05 | More by pkalix
4.11/5 rDev +0.2%
Love the name and the old timey label.
Bottled in Sept., 2013.
Poured from the 22 oz. bomber into a Samuel Adams nonick.
a: Clear copper-ruby with an inch and a half tall offwhite head which receded to fairly even surface foam and dense lacing.
s: Quite strong caramel malt. Yummy.
t; Sweet malt up front with hop bite for balance. Sweet to dry finish.
m; Medium, decent body,.
o: A very nice English style brown ale. However, there are cheaper options of quality in this category (Woodstock Inn's Pig's Ear remains my favorite English brown, at about half the price of St. B's), so despite enjoying it, I would probably not buy this again.
02-02-2014 23:52:04 | More by scotorum
Saint Botolph's Town from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
91 out of 100 based on 553 ratings.